• Publication date: June 7, 2012


Scientists splice human and alien DNA and subsequently create a beautiful monster.

  • Publication date: June 7, 2012


Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 1995

MBC 2:

June 22, 2012 01:00 (KSA) ~ June 22, 2012 00:00 (CLT)

In the 1970s the American government began transmitting experimental radio signals into outer space.  One of the transmissions described the structure of human DNA; twenty-years later a detailed response arrived, explaining how to splice human genes and create an alien hybrid.


Scientist Xavier Fitch (Ben Kingsley) cautiouslycarries out the procedure, creating a young female child that reaches the age of twelve within only three months.  Fitch names the creation Sil (Natasha Henstridge), though it quickly becomes apparent that she is a threat to mankind.  Unfortunately, destroying Sil proves to be more difficult than creating her.


Species won an MTV Movie Award.  It grossed $113 million at the box office, nearly quadrupling its $30 million budget.



  • Ben Kingsley
  • Michael Madsen
  • Alfred Molina
  • Forest Whitaker
  • MargHelgenberger
  • Natasha Henstridge


Directed by: Roger Donaldson